Daniel H. Leonard, Assistant Professor of Instruction, completed his Ph.D. at Columbia University in French Literature. His research traces the development of the Enlightenment human sciences through the lens of the history of science and aesthetics, with a special focus on the relation between humans and machines. His publications include articles on Enlightenment theories of knowledge and comparative religion. He is the co-author (with Rosalind C. Morris) of The Returns of Fetishism: Charles de Brosses and the Afterlives of an Idea.